Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies from virus

FREETOWN (Reuters) – The doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country’s chief medical officer said.The death of Sheik Umar Source: http://www.reuters.com See on Scoop.it – Africa: The … Continue reading

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Rwanda: Desperate Musicians Turn to Witchcraft for Fame and Riches

It sounded like a bad joke when I was told to do an investigative story on the thriving witchcraft in the entertainment industry. This followed a tip from a reliable source that musicians have resorted to witchcraft to stave off … Continue reading

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South African Music Legends – Postage Stamps

A set of postage stamps commemorating South African music legends.  Each stamp features a portrait of the musician by well-known graphic artist Vumile Mavumengwana, who has also produced a range of matching envelopes for the series. The musicians featured, in … Continue reading

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Long Road to Identifying Dead Migrants

Currently, Europe has no centralized system for identifying the bodies of migrants, who often travel without documentation, nor for informing their families in their countries of origin, writes IRIN. Source: allafrica.com See on Scoop.it – University of World Cultures and … Continue reading

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Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) Summit Kicks Off

During a town hall Monday with 500 young African leaders, President Obama  announced the expansion of his Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and the renaming of the Washington Fellowship Program after the late South African president, Nelson Mandela. Through YALI, … Continue reading

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Nigeria Explains Delay in Chibok Girls’ Rescue

The presidency says it has been slow to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, as they want to avoid a situation experienced in Russia in 2004, when children were killed in a rescue … Continue reading

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Ebola ‘Out of Control’ in West Africa

With health workers leading the fight against the the deadly Ebola virus themselves being killed, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned that the epidemic in the region is spinning out of control. Source: allafrica.com "You think maybe you … Continue reading

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